Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders

Grades K-5

Location

1116 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx NY 10456
Concourse (District 9)
Trains: 4, B, D to 167th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx13, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, BxM4

Contact

Phone
718-538-3411
Principal
Lisette Febus

Zone for the 2017-2018 school year. Call school to confirm.

What’s Special

Safe, clean school with high expectations.

The Downside

Like a lot of schools that serve immigrants, test scores are low.

Our Review

The Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders is a safe, clean school housed in the PS 90 building. Opened in 2009 with children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, it added a grade each year and now serves kindergarten through 5th grade. The Department of Education decided to replace PS 90, a very large school, with two smaller schools sharing the building. The other school is the Family School which also opened in September 2009.

Students lead a daily Town Hall meeting to help build a sense of community. Studio in a School offers art classes.

Parents say the school is safe, orderly and has high expectations for students, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Teachers agree that order and discipline are maintained at the school. Attendance is good.

About half the students have English as a Second Language or bilingual classes. Test scores are below average, as is often the case in schools serving a large immigrant population.

Special education: About 40 students receive special education services, including some in self-contained classes.

Admissions: Children zoned for PS 90 may choose between the Family School and Sheridan Academy. For kindergarten, priority will be given to students who live in the PS 90 school zone. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, February 2012)

About the students

Enrollment
570
Asian
0.9%
Black
30.4%
Hispanic
66.5%
White
1.9%
Other
0.4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
21%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with the Family School
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
103%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
92%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
34%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
32%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
45%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
7.0
6.6 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
39%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
50%
90% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
37%
82% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
71%
78% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
96% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
47%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
53%
89% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
72%
65% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
82%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
88%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
29%
43% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
19%
42% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.
How many English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
4%
9% Citywide Average
How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
22%
46% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
Average math score for ICT students
1.8
2.0 Citywide Average
Average math score for self-contained students
2.32
2.4 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
1.63
1.9 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.86
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
3.75
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
1.97
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
89%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
91%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
91%
89% Citywide Average
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